Minimum wages to increase by 1.75%

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) following its 2020 Annual Wage Review.

The increase applies to awards in 3 stages, which start from the first full pay period on or after:

  • 1 July 2020
  • 1 November 2020
  • 1 February 2021.

If you’re not sure which award applies, you can use Find my award.

For anyone not covered by an award or an enterprise agreement, the new national minimum wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour. This applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020.

What do I need to do?

We’re working to update our pay tools, information and resources with the new pay rates. We’ll send you another email when the updated pay rates are available. See The Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages for more information.

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